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I'm Walking as Straight as I Can Transcending Disability in Hollywood and Beyond

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ISBN-10: 1550228838

ISBN-13: 9781550228830

Edition: 2011

Authors: Geri Jewell, Ted Nichelson, Patty Duke

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Exposing real pain, unstoppable perseverance, and unquestionable faith in the human spirit, this autobiography offers a true glimpse beyond the one-dimensional hero-image often associated with actress Geri Jewell. Born with cerebral palsy, Jewell made history when she became the first person with a disability cast in a recurring role onThe Facts of Life, and in the years that followed she experienced a string of other successes, including a performance at the White House in 1985 and a role on HBO'sDeadwoodseries. Along with Jewell's accomplishments, this personal story also depicts some of the less-than-rosy events that happened behind closed doors during her initial climb to fame--among…    
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: ECW Press
Publication date: 4/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 252
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

Preface
Foreword
Buffalo, Wings, and a Prayer
A New Life Out West
Changes, Challenges, and Choices
Innocence Interrupted
The Highs and Lows of High School
Escaping CP Land through TV Land
Waiting in the Wings of College
Sneaking into the Store and Stealing the Spotlight
My First �Funny Business� Manager
Another Suitcase, Another Hall
Nice Dreams
Out of the Closet, Onto a Pedestal
Big Dreams, Dark Shadows, and Frolicking in Between
Breaking Up Is Hard to Do
The Three Faces of Geri: Jewell, Warner, and Tyler
Touring with �Geri�
From Sesame Street to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
The People You Meet on the Way Down
An Amazing Decade of Making Lemonade
Richard, My Ex-Husband
Honesty Within
Building on a Shaky Foundation
Finding My Way Back Home
My Ground Zero
The Three Ds: Divorce, Deadwood, and Determination
Thank You